PACC Top 10 Saves of 2017 - #5 Leia, as in Princess Leia

Number 5 on our countdown of the top 10 PACC saves of 2017 is royalty.  Princess Leia is a story that typifies the works being done at PACC and what Friends PACC does to support helping homeless pets such as Leia. Your support made happy endings such as Leia possible. A generous donor has agreed to match contributions to PACC on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $10,000.  Please donate today and double your impact.

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PACC begins transition to new facility

Starting Dec. 14, Pima Animal Care Center staff and pets will begin their long-awaited transition to their new modern animal care facility. All operations in the new building will be open-for-business by Dec. 26. 

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Join us for a virtual housewarming party

Phase I of the new PACC facility will open this December. Hundreds of dogs and cats will move into new kennels, and play in new yards and “catios”. Some will be cared for in a modern veterinary area, all of them – we hope – will meet their new pet parents in comfortable modern spaces.

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2016–2017 accomplishments

The wonderful veterinarians at PACC do miracles with the equipment and medications that the county is able to provide.  But even these miracle workers need help in the form of more specialized medications and equipment.  This is when Friends of PACC steps in.  In 2016, Friends of PACC spent over $25,000 on medications needed to save the lives of pets.

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Campaign for Sooey successful

Since our successful campaign earlier in October, Sooey’s surgery for both palettes is now scheduled for later this month. Thank you to those who gave to this cause. We will keep everyone updated on her progress.

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PACC hires new director, Kristen Auerbach

Pima Animal Care Center has hired Kristen Auerbach, who currently serves as deputy chief animal services officer at Austin Animal Center in Austin, Texas, to serve as its department director. Auerbach, who is a nationally recognized expert on creative lifesaving solutions for municipal shelters like PACC, begins her new role July 10.

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Even pets need to see the dentist

Memphis is a 15 year old dog who was brought into PACC when his owner passed away. PACC doctors saw that Memphis still had life left in him and wanted to find him a comfortable home to live out his retirement.

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Meet Shima

Shima had been waiting at PACC since early August. She came to the shelter with an enlarged kidney, and thanks to the community’s support, PACC’s doctors were able to perform surgery and save her life.

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Saving parvo puppies at PACC

Parvo Pups – With the help of Friends (like you) of PACC, we saved dozens of puppies with Parvovirus this summer — thank you! Parvo, which is preventable by a relatively inexpensive vaccine, is a highly contagious virus that causes diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. Without prompt treatment, it is deadly.

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